It Happened This Week: Loving Our Bodies, Halloween Candy, and First Lady PLAYouts

By Mary

A new study, published in the September 2009 issue of the Journal of Health Psychology, shows that workout frequency can help improve body image.  The study claimed that the act of exercise – not necessarily to get in shape – boosts the exerciser’s body image.  The study also claimed that the more people exercised per week, regardless of how hard or […] Read more »


It Happened this Week: Bikini Season, Healthy Geezers and Ann Taylor

By Emily

Back in Skinny Jeans reminds us that there are more important things in life than being “bikini ready” for summer. Fred Cicetti, aka “The Healthy Geezer” wonders: Is it Safe to Exercise in Your 70s? The short answer is yes! Alternative Health Journal offers five great reasons not to fall for the latest fad diet. Forget weight loss pills. Successful […] Read more »


It Happened This Week: Vitamins, Chicken and Fat-Friendly Docs

By Emily

Green Mountain director Marsha Hudnall dishes her secrets for healthy living to USA Today: “The key is to understand what we really want. Sometimes it’s the doughnut, and sometimes it’s not.” While the notion of taking small steps may seem to conflict with the research Marsha discussed in Wednesday’s post, it really doesn’t because she’s talking about small steps as […] Read more »


It Happened This Week: Cycling, Superfoods and Mother’s Day

By Emily

A new study finds that women exercised more when they had support in the form of individual consultations with a physician who provided them with a prescription for physical activity. It also suggests that exercising while you commute to work (walking or cycling) is a very effective way to fit your activity into your day. Scott Johnson of Diabetes Daily […] Read more »


It Happened This Week: Models without Makeup

By Emily

French Elle puts models on its cover that are — gasp — not wearing makeup or airbrushed! Bitch magazine has a review. We are flattered to have made the list of food- and nutrition-oriented blogs that dieticians recommended to the Chicago Tribune. Diet-blog serves up tips on how to feel good in your bathing suit, no matter your size: “As […] Read more »